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Senior Staff Nurse - Haemodialysis for BKTC (Satellite Unit)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc. HCA
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
Borough Kidney Treatment Centre (BKTC) is currently recruiting a Band 6 nurse to work within the dialysis satellite setting. Candidates should have a recent experience in renal care and dialysis, passionate in providing dialysis care for patients with chronic needs and take pride in contributing to a good working environment in which patients receive a high standard of care.

BKTC is a community based dialysis service of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) providing outpatient dialysis services for a chronic patient group. It is situated near Borough Station and London Bridge Station within easy reach of public transport.

Closing Date: 01- December-2023

Main duties of the job

GSTT Renal Service is one of the largest in SE England. We are one of the leading centres in the UK fortransplantation, dialysis and related care. As a band 6 nurse, your role will be to deliver safe, effective, compassionate care as part of a friendly, patient centred multi professional team.

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills together with an ability to be flexible and responsive to patients' needs. You will be involved with the management and operational running of the unit on a daily basis.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Independently manage a group of patients within the specialty whilstworking as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering individualised and personalised direct patient care
  • Demonstrate appropriate practice and specialist advice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. This includes history taking, physical examination and the requesting of agreed diagnostic procedures/clinical investigations.
  • Be responsible for assessing and planning care for new patients onhaemodialysis, delivering appropriate information and education.Plan, implement and evaluate education and training programmes forpatients and Carers, develop training packages as required.
  • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medicationincluding transfusion of blood and blood products
  • Be responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in thespeciality. To interpret information and take appropriate action and to lead others to do the same.
  • Act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.
  • Ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals. To provide leadership, support and guidance to staff in monitoring the planning delivery and evaluation of individualised care.
  • Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.
  • Ensure safe and effective care for complex patients requiring advanceclinical skills and responsible for carrying out specialist nursing procedures to area.
  • To be responsible, for maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors and other staff within the clinical environment. Ensure that sensitive patient records are stored appropriately
  • Ensures the cultural and spiritual needs of patients are recognised and accommodated within resources available.
  • Support and enable patients and Carers to make informed decisionsrelating to their treatment and management.
  • Participate in case conferences in relation to the management of patients, ensuring the coordination of ongoing care.
  • Ensure staff take precautions to minimise the risk of cross infection inrelation to the safe disposal of body fluids (including blood).
  • A key member of the multidisciplinary team in supporting patients and their Carers during the delivery of bad news such as caring for the terminally ill patients and the event of death.
  • Assess educational and information needs for patients and families, and devise plans to ensure need are met.
  • To be an effective communicator with patients/Carers/families regarding disease treatment and management.
  • Promote high quality clinical care, and assist in the development of the specialist service, through the use of evidence based practice and clinical standards
  • Provide a seamless, high quality service from referral through toassessment, diagnosis, treatment and review.

Please see attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification



  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge in renal and dialysis
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Post registration qualification in renal care or demonstrate relevant experience and competence
  • BSc qualification/training and experience


  • Sign-off Mentor



  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information. To include dealing with distress, anxiety and challenging behaviours
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients/clients and give relevant advice/information to patients and relatives.
  • An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice.
  • Ability to assess skill mix and plan accordingly
  • Good knowledge of the complex renal medication and the use in dialysis


  • Microsoft Word / Excel skills
  • Ability to organise and plan own time and that of Junior staff and learners
  • Awareness of clinical governance and risk management issues



  • Previous post registration experience in haemodialysis
  • Experienced and competent in the management of patients within the renal speciality
  • Experiencing of managing own workload
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/supervising others in a clinical setting
  • Experience in taking charge of shifts and managing clinical issues in a given shift


  • Home Dialysis Experience
  • Shared Care dialysis Experience

Values and Behaviours


  • Demonstrates the trust values and behaviours Put patients first, Take pride in what we do, Respect others, Strive to be the best and Act with Integrity
  • Proven knowledge and experience of safely managing patients with challenging behaviours

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Borough Kidney Treatment Centre

46 Long Lane



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